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SIMMONS COLLEGE 



THE GRINDSTONE 



1909 



Boston 

PUBLISHED BY THE CLASS 

1909 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



Louise Andrews, Editor-in-chief 

Marion Lovis, Associate Editor 

Eloise Clarke Miles, Assistant Editor 

Ruth Raymond, Assistant Editor 

Constance Vose, Historian 

Margaret Kent Mason, Business Manager 



The Fort Hill Press, Boston 



CONTENTS 

PAGE 

THE FACULTY 5 

THE CLASS OF 1909 , 7 

CLASS OFFICERS 39 

CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 40 

FORMER MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 1909 41 

THE GLEE AND MANDOLIN CLUBS 43 

OFFICERS OF THE STUDENT GUILD 45 

CLASS HISTORY 46 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 50 

A COLLECTION OF SOURCE MATERIAL 51 

ATHLETIC NEWS 50 

SOCIAL NOTES 57 

GRINDS 5S 

A FRIEND OF THE COLLEGE Gl 

1909 63 
ADVERTISEMENTS 



THE FACULTY 



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JAMES FLACK NORRIS, Ph.D. 

PEOFESSOR OF CHEJIISTRY 





FRANK EDGAR FARLEY, Ph.D. 

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH 



ALFRED BULL NICHOLS, A.B. 

PROFESSOR OF GERMAN 



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JEFFREY RICHARDSON BRACKETT, Ph.D. 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF THE THEORY AND 
PRACTICE OF PHILANTHROPIC WORK 



REGINALD RUSDEN GOODELL, A.M. 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ROMANCE LAN- 
GUAGES 




EDWARD HENRY ELDRIDGE, Ph.D. 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SHORTHAND AND 
TYPEWRITING 




MARY ESTHER ROBBINS 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LIBRARY SCIENCE 



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MARIA WILLETT HOWARD 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HOUSEHOLD ECO- 
NOMICS 




KENNETH LAMARTINE MARK, Ph.D. 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY 



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LESLIE LYLE CAMPBELL, Ph.D. 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS 







SUSAN MYRA KINGSBURY, Ph.D. 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY 
AND ECONOMICS 



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MARY ELIZA PARKER, A.M. 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THE PRINCIPLES 
AND PRACTICE OF TEACHING 




PERCY GOLDTHWAIT STILES, Ph.D. 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHYSIOLOGY 




HESTER CUNNINGHAM, A.B. 

INSTRUCTOR IN ENGLISH AND SECRETARY 
OF THE FACULTY 



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THE CLASS OF 1909 




t... . ... 

ELIZABETH ELLEN AMISON 

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND 
JOHNSTON HIGH SCHOOL 

Go wondrous creature, mount where science guides' 




LOUISE ANDREWS 

brookline, massachusetts 

miss haskell's school 
"And some her frantic deemed, 
And some her deemed a wit." 




MARY JULIETTE ARTHUR 

MARSHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 
MARSHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 
With household virtues wedded to her name." 




AGNES M. BEST 

BUFFALO, NEW YORK 
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 

There is no place for anger where thou art.' 



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LURA JENKINS BOYD 

PITTSFIELD, NEW HAMPSHIRE 
PITTSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 

" There studious lei me sit, 
And hold high converse with the mighty dead." 









ELISE CATHERINE BRADLEY 

WEST NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL 

" / love tranquil solitude 
And such society 
As is quiet, wise and good." 





RUTH BRYANT 

WEBSTER, MASSACHUSETTS 
WEBSTER HIGH SCHOOL 

' Here naught but candor reigns, indulgent ease, 
Good-natured lounging, sauntering up and down.' 




ETHEL BURGESS 

DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 
ROXBURY HIGH SCHOOL 

" She can be as wise as we. 
And wiser when she wishes." 



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RUTH EDITH CARR 

BRADFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE 
COLBY ACADEMY 

" How weary, flat, stale and unprofitable 
Seem to me all the uses of this world." 



EDITH M. CHICHESTER 

HOPEDALE, MASSACHUSETTS 
HOPEDALE HIGH SCHOOL 

" Secure to be as bless'd as thou canst bear." 





MARION G. DANA 

KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE 
KEENE HIGH SCHOOL 

" Wise to resolve and patient to perform." 



AGNES CHRISTINE EARLY 

NEWTON LOWER FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS 
NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL 

" Glad, but not flushed with gladness." 



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MARTHA FREDERICK 

MELROSE, MASSACHUSETTS 
MELROSE HIGH SCHOOL 

" I pay my debts, believe, and say my prayers.' 



SUSAN HALL 

MILTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
CANTON HIGH SCHOOL 

' Of bacon, eggs and butter 
Rare philosophy she'll utter.' 





MARIE MARGUERITE HARLOW 

NORTH EASTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
OLIVER AMES HIGH SCHOOL 

' And on her back the burden of the world." 



MARION E. HART 

ROXBURT, MASSACHUSETTS 
CAMBRIDGE LATIN SCHOOL 

; She has eyes as blue as damsons, 

She has pounds of auburn curls; 
Site regrets the game of leap-frog 
Is prohibited to girls." 



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LOUISE L. HEUSER 

DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 
ROXBURY HIGH SCHOOL 

" Far may be sought ere that ye find 
So courteous, so kind." 



HELEN M. HILL 

MELROSE HIGHLANDS, MASSACHUSETTS 
MELROSE HIGH SCHOOL 

' She doeth little kindnesses that most leave undone 
or despise." 




KATHERINE SMITH HOLDEN 

CUTTINGSVILLE, VERMONT 
RUTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 

" Desires composed, affections ever even." 




ALICE M. HOWARD 

WESTFORD, MASSACHUSETTS 
WESTFORD ACADEMY 

" Blushing is the color of virtue." 



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MARY VINCENT K3LLOREN 

BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS 

MISS spuhling's SCHOOL 

"Neat, but not finical, 
Sage, but not cynical." 



LISABELLE LINNELL 

WOLLASTON, MASSACHUSETTS 

QUINCT HIGH SCHOOL 

'And mistress of herself though china fall.' 




MARION EOVIS 

DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 

DORCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL 

" The frivolous worh of polished idleness.' 




ADELAIDE I. MacFALL 

WEST SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS 
CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 

" For the poor have ye always with you." 



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ALICIA T. McKECHNIE 

DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 
GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL, BOSTON 

" Much mirth and no madness, 
All good and no badness." 




RUTH BAILEY McLEAN 

ROCKVILLE, CONNECTICUT 

EOCKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 

'Ah, why should life all labor be?' 





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SARAH JOSEPHINE MacLEOD 

SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 
CAMBRIDGE LATIN SCHOOL 

' Whence is thy learning ? Hath thy toil 
O'er books consum'd the midnight oil?" 



MARGARET KENT MASON 

WEST ROXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS 

WEST ROXBLRY HIGH SCHOOL 

" Firm, rapid and elate." 



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ELOISE CLARKE 1NHLES 

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 

WILLIAMS MEMORIAL INSTITUTE 

' Behold a child, by natures kindly law, 
Pleased with a rattle, tidied with a straw. 



ETHEL L. MITCHELL 

BOISE, IDAHO 
LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL 

" How charming is divine Philosophy! 





MARY ELIZABETH OSGOOD 

PEABOJDY, MASSACHUSETTS 
PEABODY HIGH SCHOOL 

' Smiles that come and go with endless play. 
And even as they pass away 
Are hidden in her eyes." 



CORA ADELAIDE PHIPPS 

HOPKINTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
HOPKINTON HIGH SCHOOL 

" Write me as one who loves her fellow-men.' 



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SOPHIE d'ESPINVILLE PICOT 

GENEVA, NEW YORK 

DE LANCEY SCHOOL 

" Strange fits of passio?i have I Icnoivn.' 



RUTH RAYMOND 

BUFFALO, NEW YOHK 

LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL 

" No, father, I cannot tell a lie.' 




GERTRUDE E. ROBSON 

NEWTONVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS 
NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL 

: Her stature tall — 1 hate a dumpy woman.' 




ETHEL M. ROCKWOOD 

TOWNSEND, x\IASSACHUSETTS 
MILFOBD HIGH SCHOOL 

Listened, perhaps, but never talked at all." 



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LUCILE E. SARGENT 

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
MELROSE HIGH SCHOOL 

Thy modesty's a candle to thy merit.' 



NELLIE M. SARGENT 

NEWPORT, NEW HAMPSHIRE 
GROTON HIGH SCHOOL 

The mildest manners and the gentlest heart.' 





ELISABETH SPALDING 

LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS 
LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL 

Thou art ficldc as the sea, thou art wandering as 
the wind." 



BESSIE POND SPRAGUE 

WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 
WORCESTER ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL 

" All vice she wholly doth refuse 
And hateth idleness." 



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CONSTANCE ADAMS VOSE 

MILTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
MILTON HIGH SCHOOL 

" In ev'ry sorrowing soul I pour'd delight.' 



ADELINE M. WARE 

MALDEN, MASSACHUSETTS 
MALDEN HIGH SCHOOL 
I am as true as truth's simplicity.' 




MABEL WILLIAMS 

NEWTON CENTRE, MASSACHUSETTS 

NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL 

" Brave not romantic, 
Learned not pedantic. 
Frolic, not frantic." 




OFFICERS OF THE CLASS OF 1909 



1905-6 

President, Margaret Mason 
Vice-President, Lois Greene 
Secretary, Margaret Guild 
Treasurer, Elizabeth Spalding 



1906-7 

President, Lois Greene 
Vice-President, Margaret Emerson 
Secretary, Margaret Guild 
Treasurer, Ardena Perkins 



1907-8 

President, Louise Heuser 
Vice-President, Agnes Best 
Secretarij, Constance Vose 
Treasurer, Elizabeth Spalding 



1908-9 

President, Louise Andrews 
Vice-President, Agnes Best 
Secretary, Constance Vose 
Treasurer, Marion Dana 



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CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 



SCHOOL OF HOUSEHOLD ECONOMICS 



Mary Juliette Arthur 
Agnes M. Best 
Lura Jenkins Boyd 
Ruth Edith Carr 
Marion G. Dana 



Agnes Christine Early 
Susan Hall 
Lisabelle Linnell 
Sarah Josephine MacLeod 
Ruth Raymond 
Nellie M. Sargent 



SCHOOL OF SECRETARIAL STUDIES 

E. Mirabel Boutwell Katherine Smith Holden 

Elise Catherine Bradley Mary Vincent Killoren 

Alicia T. McKechnie 
Mary Elizabeth Osgood 



Marion E. Hart 
Louise L. Heuser 



Helen M. Hill Elizabeth Spalding 

Constance A. Vose 

SCHOOL OF LIBRARY SCIENCE 



Louise Andrews 
Edith M. Chichester 
Helen B. Dill 
Mabel E. Eaton 
Edith M. Flagg 
Mabel Hodgkins 
Alice L. Hopkins 
Alice M. Howard 
Lorenia M. Kimball 
Marion Lovis 
Ruth Bailey McLean 



Elizabeth E. Anison 
Ruth Bryant 



Eloise Clarke Miles 
Ethel L. Mitchell 
Cora Adelaide Phipps 
Gertrude E. Robson 
Lucile E. Sargent 
Bessie Pond Sprague 
Ethel P. Sturtevant 
Mary G. Sweet 
Helen A. Titsworth 
Mabel Williams 
Pearl L. Woodward 

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE 

Ethel M. Rockwood 
Adeline M. Ware 



SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL WORKERS 

Adelaide I. MacFall Margaret Kent Mason 

Sophie d'Espinville Picot 



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FORMER MEMBERS OF THE CEASS OF 1909 



E. Linda Adams 
Martha S. Allyn 
Florence A. Babbit 
Mary A. Barry 
Bernice E. Bateman 
Mabelle II. Beer 
Edith C. Browne 
Elizabeth D. Burleigh 
Ruby L. Burns 
Frances M. Cady 
Annie A. Caldwell 
Mary N. Caldwell 
Mary E. Carberry 
Henrietta Cattanach 
Marion Cox 
Annie K. Crafts 
Margaret R. Crebs 
Julia Crocker 
Mary F. Crowley 
Margaret C. Damon 
Muriel P. Darling 
M. Alice Dowling 
K. Sidney Dowsley 
Margaret D. Emerson 
Emilie B. Farnsworth 
Marion Faulkner 
Alice Flagler 
L. Ruth French 
Elizabeth M. Fuller 
Cora C. Goddard 
Bessie E. Goff 
Lois Greene 
Margaret Guild 
Hortense V. Hadley 
Bessie M. Hamlin 



A. Susie Hancock 
Anna L. Harney 
Marion B. Haynes 
Fidela E. Holin 
Alma M. Honey 
S. Emily Hunt 
Marian C. Johnson 
Susan C. Johnson 
Gladys Kennedy 
Bertha Kohsman 
Edith S. Lyman 
Letty Lyon 
Abby C. Mack 
May C. Martin 
Hortense E. Murch 
Ruby H. Newton 
Ursula I. Paine 
Ardena B. Perkins 
Annie Peters 
Clara V. Pfeffer 
Marian K. Pierce 
Susan Preston 
J. Tizrah Robbins 
Katherine Schneider 
Dorothy M. Sleeper 
Margaret A. Smith 
Emily G. Stimson 
Lillian A. Sutherland 
Josephine F. Tuell 
Margaret Waller 
Florence E. Watkins 
Florence H. Wells 
Ruth E. Weston 
Eleanor S. Wiggin 
Mabel L. Woodberry 



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THE GLEE AND MANDOLIN CLUBS 



GLEE CLUB 

Manager, Lisabelle Linnell, 1909 
Leader, Helen F. Clarke 
Secretary and Treasurer, Annise B. Kane, 1910 

First Sopranos 

Florence K. Babcock, 1912 Annise B. Kane, 1910 

Dorothy Fay, 1910 May C. Martin, 1910 

Dorothy E. Gregory Eloise Miles, 1909 

Ernestine Giddings, 1911 Louise J. Randall, 1910 

Ruth A. Harrington, 1910 Charlotte L. Young, 1912 

Hazel Holmes Ellen C. Wood, 1912 



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Second Sopranos 
Corene Bryant, 1912 Annie I. Robertson, 1911 



Catherine Cassassa, 1910 
Elsie Converse, 1912 
Helen Driscoll, 1911 
Elizabeth L. Partridge, 1912 



Frances II. Rogers 
Florence Trimmer, 1911 
Helen M. Curtis 
Marjorie McLean 



Alios 



Elizabeth Amison, 1909 Margaret Plant, 1911 

Grace Davis, 1911 Nellie Sargent, 1909 

Lisabelle Linnell, 1909 Gladys Sheron, 1912 

Lucretia Strong, 1911 



MANDOLIN CLUB 

Manager, Helen M. Hill 

Leader, May Ayres 

First Pari 
May Ayres, Mandolin Jennie B. Wilkinson, Violin 

Second Part 
Clara Blitchfield Marguerite McArthur 

Third Part 
Lisabelle Linnell Mabel Wilkinson 

Helen M. Hill, Piano 



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THE STUDENT GUILD 



Officers 
President, Lura J. Boyd 

Vice-Presidents 
Olive Dunnican Ruth Harrington 

Marguerite Cobb Fanny Whitcomb 

Secretary, Constance Vose 

Treasurer, Ruth Bryant 



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CLASS HISTORY 



CHAPTER I 

National Beginnings 

It was in the early fall of the year 1905 a.d. that the more enterprising inhabitants of out- 
lying districts began to advance into the very heart of the dump, into the confines of Simmons 
itself. The reason for this action on the part of the barbarians is unknown. It is supposed that 
they must have had some very powerful inducement, such as that offered by the care-free life of 
the Simmonians perhaps. This is, however, but a matter of conjecture, as we find very little said 
in regard to it. 

The first few months were spent by the newcomers in conforming to their environment and 
consecrating themselves to Minerva. This period of adaptation past, the lines along which the 
class was to develop began to take form, and the institutions which were to persist throughout 
its history appeared in embryo. 

On the twenty-seventh day of October a great conclave was held by the members of this 
enterprising body to take preliminary steps toward organization, and by the twenty-fourth of 
November, a President and Cabinet had been elected, and a constitution adopted. This docu- 
ment is of greatest importance as a primary source. Though the first public act of a primitive 
people, it is complete in every detail. 

Nineteen hundred and nine's enemies declare that they betrayed their uncivilized training by 
an event which occurred about the middle of the administration of their first and illustrious President, 
Mason. This evidence, however, is anything but trustworthy, since so much of the legendary has 
gathered about whatever nucleus of truth there might have been that it is impossible to tell where 
one stops and the other begins. At all events, we feel it incumbent upon us to relate the whole, 
lest we be accused of omitting aught that is derogatory to our class. 

One dark, quiet night, when all undergraduates were supposed to be asleep, the Seniors held 
a carnival. Now the Seniors were socially the most brilliant and aristocratic people to be found 
in Simmons College, and an affair of this sort was more magnificent than anything that ever dazzled 
the Freshmen in their wildest dreams. So some of the more unruly young warriors, intent only 
upon destroying what they could not themselves enjoy, plotted to mar the glory of the evening. 
Taking advantage of the preoccupation of the enemy, they secretly gathered together all the alarm- 
clocks available and knotted them to a stout cord. Having thus prepared their implements of 
war, they retired at the usual time for the night. The guests arrived, were received in state, and 
ushered to the hall within. As the evening progressed, bursts of music and laughter came to the 
unsuspected foe, listening stealthily without. Suddenly, at half-past ten, the hour rang out dis- 
cordantly from the throats of a hundred alarm-clocks suspended down the stair-well. The music 

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was hushed and the dancing ceased. All was bustle and confusion, and angry cries for the culprits 
filled the air. A hasty search revealed nothing. Undergraduates were sleeping so soundly that 
the noise had failed to awaken them. A half-hearted attempt was made to resume festivities, 
but even this was soon abandoned, and the guests, taking the hint, departed at an early hour. 

The next day the Seniors held a council of war which resulted in a demand for a public apology 
from the Freshmen. The latter, however, peremptorily refused to give such a proposal a moment's 
consideration, since the class, as such, was not responsible for the act in question. 

For a while war between the two classes seemed imminent, but the affair finally blew over 
without bloodshed. The Seniors recognized that a new star had appeared on the horizon, and 
henceforth they must reckon with a power which had made itself feared as well as respected. 

There is one other event of this year which we must mention, though very briefly. Just 
before the Easter vacation, the Freshman Frolic was held. This ceremony was a vain attempt 
on the part of the ancients to renew their hold on the old life, which was slipping so rapidly away 
from them. Dolls, tag, jump-rope, and other sacred rites were recalled from the dim and for- 
gotten past, and even the ancient costumes were revived, such as short skirts, pig-tails, and Dutch 
cuts. But with these, the old civilization passed away forever, to make way for the new. 



CHAPTER II 
The Dark Ages 

The second period well deserves the name of " The Dark Ages." Throughout this year, the 
primitive civilization already established was evidently in decline. Political, social, and educational 
progress was at a standstill. It shall be our endeavor to chronicle as accurately as possible the 
events of this epoch, but records are so few and so unreliable that it is feared that all but the 
most important events must remain buried in oblivion. 

In the autumn of this year, 190C, a second great invasion of Simmons took place, and this 
time the barbarian hordes were not only more savage and uncouth in nature, but swept down in 
greater numbers. The Class of 1909, or the Sophomore Class, as it was now called, had absorbed 
enough of Simmonian culture to resent the infusion of this crude element. An attempt was 
made to disperse the first gathering of the newcomers, and to prevent the election of officers, but 
it failed because the act was officially discountenanced by those in power. Not long after this, 
a band of Sophomores seized upon a Freshman who was alone and unarmed, cast her into a tub 
of water, and chastised her severely with soap and scrubbing-brush. Then, maddened by this 
first taste of battle, and shouting their war-cry, " Cleanliness next to Godliness," they scoured 
the dormitory for Freshmen and consigned them to the same fate. But here a higher power 
intervened. The Freshmen were allowed to return to their rooms, but the Sophomores were called 
upon to assemble in a room below and, acting upon the suggestion of this higher power, formed 
what was known as an " Anti-hazing League," the membership in which depended upon a pledge 
to refrain in the future from all acts of constructive philanthropy. 

The rest of the year passed, so far as we have been able to ascertain, practically without event 
of historical importance. A class pin was selected, but although it was satisfactory to all, occasioned 

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but little excitement. The class showed marked development this year in qualities of endurance. 
They were able to meet the semi-annual scourge in January and June with comparative equanimity, 
and could even pass the dreaded bulletin-board after a " five-weeker " with Spartan composure. 



CHAPTER III 

The Renaissance 

The third period was the most active and brilliant in the life of the class, the period of the 
Renaissance, characterized by renewed activity in every branch of life, whether industrial, scientific, 
literary, or social. 

Let us consider first the New Learning, as it is called. The class had developed along five 
diverging lines up to this point, but this year all joined assiduously in the study of Economics. 
Three times in every week of the year they patiently mounted to the third floor and listened nerv- 
ously to cryptic explanations and burning illustrations of Marginal Utility. Diminishing Returns, 
and the Living Wage. Never before had they realized how pure theory disposes of sordid problems 
of personal finance. 

One of the first acts of the President this year was to call the first meeting of the Freshmen. 
This is important to remember. It shows that at last civilization had triumphed over the baser 
instincts of human nature. 

But the master-triumph of this age was Junior Week. From time immemorial Junior Week 
has been set aside for feasting and rejoicing by Juniors, and grandest and most impressive of 
all is that peculiar institution. Junior Prom. The Junior Prom of May 9, 1908, resembled other 
Junior Proms of every age and clime, but far surpassed the best of them in magnificence. One 
fact in connection with these festivities we cannot pass by. The Juniors were not alone in their 
enjoyment of all this splendor. For the first time in their history official invitations were extended 
to tribes outside the walls of Simmons. They came, a black-coated, stiffly starched lot, presentable 
enough in appearance, but inferior intellectually. Strange to say, they were welcomed heartily 
and received the highest honors. Fortunately but one fatality resulted among the Simmonians. 
But, saddest of all, she seemed contented with her fate. The rest of the year passed without further 
mishap. 

CHAPTER IV 

Modern Times 

The fourth period is the modern period. It represents the culmination of power and the 
flowering of civilization. The class has passed through the fiery furnace and has emerged pure 
and strong. 

There was, however, one more peril to meet and overcome in this the Senior year. Just 
when the heat of the struggle seemed over, and the class had gathered themselves together, counted 
their numbers, and laid down their arms for a brief respite, a deadly and more insidious enemy 
than any they had ever before encountered crept into their midst. This terrifying foe appeared 

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in the shape of a long and slippery serpent, which seemed invulnerable when attacked by any of 
the weapons hitherto employed. At last, after many futile attempts, the class succeeded in chop- 
ping its head off, not with an ordinary axe, but with one invented solely for this purpose. It was 
made of a curious gray matter, and, in spite of its jellylike consistency, instantly separated the 
monster's head from its body. Now this head, when examined, revealed a strange phenomenon. 
It was covered with scales, which, although some were missing after the conflict, seemed to spell 
out the words " ult-m-tr-1-ty." Hardly had the class made this startling discovery when one 
still more alarming was thrust upon them. The huge serpent had revived, and another head, 
even more horrible than the first, was pouring its fiery breath upon them. This also was covered 
with scales, which flashed forth the word " freedom." Wiser now, they attacked it at once with 
the axe which had served them so well before, and which seemed to grow sharper with use. Again 
it did not fail them, but again a new head appeared, and after it a fourth and a fifth. At last, 
when, weak and exhausted, they felt they must themselves be overcome, the serpent uttered a last 
venomous hiss and vanished before their eyes in a cloud of steam, leaving them triumphant. 

They have scarce recovered yet from that dread encounter, but strength and courage return 
rapidly to the children of good fortune. The good fortune of the Class of 190!) comes, not from 
the favor of the gods, but from honest hearts and undaunted spirits. God save the Class of 1909. 




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Down and Out; Stanzas written in a Draught in the Library. By Alice Howard. 

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Get Next ! An Optimistic View of the Faculty. Anon. 

How to be Happy though Married. By Margaret M. Morse. 

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Marred in the Making: or, Good Stories Interrupted. By S. d'E. Picot. 

On the Scent of the Oil- Wagon, a Snappy Detective Story. By Lucile Sargent. 

Poor but Dishonest, Being the Hitherto Unpublished Transactions of the " Lost and Found 

Department. By Mabel Williams. 
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Winning Her Way : or, Bridge Up-to-Date. By A. M. Best. 



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A COLLECTION OF SOURCE MATERIAL 



No. 1. Extract from the Report of the Fenway Excavation Committee 

[This manuscript was discovered in the course of the excavations in the Fenway and gives 
what is apparently part of the religious ritual of a semi-civilized tribe. Reprints of many other 
manuscripts discovered at the same time may be found in Vol. XIII of the Women and Science 
Series, edited by Marie Harlowe.J 

The Dump Dance 

The dance is danced in the twilight, when the shadows are deepening and a purple mist 
sweeps over the rolling plain. Nine maidens of extraordinary beauty, gracefully draped in rain- 
coats and tam-o'-shanters of assorted hues, the chief of them being distinguished by a pale blue 
veil, are the performers. Each bears an umbrella, the ribs of which protrude uncompromisingly 
from its nearsilk splendors. The nine first join hands and move in a solemn circle, chanting a 
low, weird tune, the words of which are indistinguishable; then all pause while the veiled priestess 
sings : 

Our temple is no gorgeous marble shrine, 

A yellow brick or two will suit our needs; 
We do not ask for service when we dine, 
But after combat in the eager line 

Commune with nature here among the reeds. 

So, sisters, while the twilight hour flies, 

Let us join hands, by solemn purpose bound, 
And hail the spirit with our prayerful cries, 
That she may come from where she quietly lies 
In the sweet quicksand near that grassy mound. 

All now lay their umbrellas in a neat geometrical pile, and dance around it rapidly, singing: 

Hail, noble spirit, we lift our songs to thee! 
Rich gifts we offer with laughter and glee. 
Rise from the slumbers which your eyelids seal, 
Smile on thy children as they humbly kneel. 
Think of our tresses torn by each gust, 
As we go homeward, glad voices hushed, 
Ready for dinner, covered with dust. 

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A voice from the distance: " Moo-oo-oo." The high priestess interprets in a triumphant 
chant : 

It was the spirit of the dump that spoke, 
And it spoke to the children of the Fen: 
" Tell me, are all the girls quite well, 
And can they sew, and cook, and spell ? 
Or does the lack of athletic sports 
Diminish the strength of their cohorts ? " 

As she finishes, the Spirit appears through the twilight. It is now so dark that one can perceive 
only a black and white shape with protruding horns tipped with pale gold. 

The Spirit gently: " Moo." 

The maidens now begin rhythmically to gather up various objects from the ground and to heap 
them together, chanting softly: 

The peel of the succulent orange, 

Strange cloths from the looms of our mills, 

The bottle that shelters the pickle, 

The embryo tadpole that chills, 

The ineffably exquisite perfume 

That comes from a land-covered sea; 

The egg-shell, the subtle tomato, 

O Spirit, we offer to thee. 

The pyre is then kindled and the maidens continue to chant, occasionally dropping other 
objects into the flames: 

By the spray from the wandering oil cart, 
By the dust from the sardine-crammed car, 
By the ribs of decadent umbrellas, 
We have summoned thee here from afar. 
The fragments of eloquent rubbers, 
That murmur of feet that have grown; 
The ashes of fires long extinguished, 
O Spirit, we lay at thy throne. 

The darkness has now increased so that the fire gives the only light. It shines upon the face 
of the Spirit, its gold-tipped horns, and large mild eyes. The maidens kneel and breathe forth 
their prayer with intensity: 

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When the blast howls from north, east, and westward. 
And the hat and the head are apart; 
When puffs and curls plucked from the landscape 
Show nature dissevered from art; 
When we feel the insidious trickle 
Of rain down our necks with a qualm, 
Consider this humble oblation 
' And send us one moment of calm. 

The Spirit benignantly : " Moo-oo." 

The high priestess joyfully: 

She's accepted our oblations, and these floral decorations 

She has smiled upon without a touch of scorn; 
And I think I may assure you that the blessings she'll secure you 

Will arrive here free of charge to-morrow morn. 
She's a most obliging spirit and a person of some merit, 

As I trust you will be willing to agree, 
For such pleasant condescension, as I call to your attention. 

Is not always joined with rank and high degree. 

Chorus: 

As we wander through the Fenway (no, we did not say the Henway) 

We shall noHorget the Swamp wherein she dwells. 
Our stability of headgear, and the words that we have said here, 

Shall remind us of the breeze the Spirit quells. 

The last glow of the fire dies down, and the maidens disappear one by one into the darkness. 



No. 2. Extracts from the Diary and Reflections of an Amateur Educator. A 

Valuable Primary Source 

Wednesday Morning 

7.30. Arrived early to go through the " Lost and Found " box carefully. Fountain pens 
not what they used to be. Gloves all too small. 

8.00-8.15. Swept and dusted all the class rooms thoroughly. Erased board in 325. Signs 
of genius in Mr. Bolton's drawings. Mem. Cf . impressionistic work of Dr. Dewing. 

8.15-8.30. Whistled. 

8.30-9.00. Picked up two pieces of paper and a nickel. Bad attack of lumbago. 

9.00-9.45. Read Professor Kingsbury's new book on moral dynamics, " Continuity through 
Intensity." 

9.45-10.05. Polished my spectacles. 

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10.05-10.30. Smiled. 

10.30-11.00. Put two pecks of dirt on the floor and swept it up again. Very fatiguing. 

11.00-12.30. Slept on the steam platform. Warm but active. 

12.55. Met Mary with the President's lunch. One of the rolls quite stale. Mem. Must 
complain about this. 

1.15-1.30. Put the finishing touches to my article for Everybody's, " The Truth about the 
Instructors' Club." 

1.30-2.00. Sang. 

2.01. Unanimously elected to the Glee Club. 

2.30-3.00. Ran the elevator up and down. Splendid exercise. 

3.00-3.15. Discussed the Sorolla pictures with Miss Robbins. Quite wrong in regretting 
that he threw the egg at the one in the corner. Only treatment possible for some pictures. 

3.30. Professor Goodell went to Assembly to-day. Romance Languages cigarettes the best 
in the building. 

3.45-4.00. Looked over a few marks. Grades in Reference 4 very low this year. History 
of Libraries, percentages high, but marks low. 

4.15. Faculty meeting. Transom closed to-day. 

4.20. Keyhole still useful. Meeting rather dull. 

Friday 

9.00-9.10. Showed Joe the spring hats on top of the lockers. Peach-basket style most be- 
coming. 

10.00-10.15. Ran elevator to the fourth floor and walked down with a duster. Know a new 
song. 

10.15-10.30. Went up to get elevator. 

10.30-12.30. Lay in stupor. Deadly fumes from the Chemical Laboratory. 

12.31. Aroused by shrieks of " Arise." Only 1909 rehearsing class song. 

1.45. Met History 3 Class astray in the corridors. 

1.50-2.00. Glanced at to-morrow's news on news bulletin. Mem. Must convince Dr. 
Andrews about the tariff. 

2.15. Drove six freshmen out of the elevator. 

2.30. Insulted by the History 1 Class. Offered me a quarter to break the Gothic Archi- 
tecture slides. 

2.35. Compromised on fifty cents. 

3.00. Dr. Stiles keeps the chocolate in the drawer with the skull and fifth rib. 

3.15. C. Q. D. signal from 317. Class must be getting the traveling libraries lecture again. 

3.45. Polished the door-knob of Room 325. Mr. Bolton still betting with the students. 
Must telegraph Governor Hughes. 

4.20. Twelve at the Guild meeting to-day. 

4.45. Looked for the ultimate reality over the fourth floor banisters. 

6.05. Dr. Norris making my will. 

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No. 3. Sample Examination Questions Taken from Papers Discovered in a Recently 

Opened Crypt 

Library Economy '2 

1. a. If a man should make a balloon ascension and alight at a place 200 miles from where 
he started, of which the staple product is butter, what would be the name of the most prominent 
author of the town ? 

b. Of his wife, if any ? c. If not, why not ? 

2. Compare the literature of Scandinavia, the Hottentot Islands and British East Africa, with 
the esthetic principles of Italian, French and Middle High Persian limericks. Answer briefly. 

Reference 385 

1. Where would you look for (a) the Sultan of Turkey; (6) a fountain pen; (c) a second-hand 
motorcycle; (d)rest; (e) fksmplpt. 

2. Index the first thirteen volumes of the Dictionary of National Biography. 

History 1 

1. (a) Write a letter from Joan of Arc to Theodore Roosevelt discussing the question of votes 
for women; (6) a letter from Sapphira to Herodotus explaining the By-Laws and Constitution of 
the Ananias Club. 

2. Compare the influence of the Embargo Act of 1812 upon the Copyright Law of 1909 on the 
one hand, and the continuity of Slavic character with the map of the German Empire after the 
War of 1870. Illustrate. 

Cooking 

1. Describe the meals for a family of thirteen, living on $9.7.5 a week, for a year, paying particu- 
lar attention to variety and tone color. 

2. Do the same for a family of two living on $150,000 a year. 

3. Cook and eat, if possible, any three of the above-mentioned meals. 



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ATHLETIC NEWS 



The deep-breathing contest took place on February 9. Dorothy Hopkins, '10, was an easy 
winner, breaking all previous records. 

The swimming team had its first practice in the West Basement on March 20. There has 
not yet been much opportunity for long-distance work, but for short distances the team seems even 
faster than last year's. 

Miss S. M. Kingsbury still holds the record for the 100-yard dash from the first floor to 
Room 325. Time, 9 minutes, 55 seconds. 

The Roller Skating Rink which has recently been established in the Science Library is affording 
an opportunity for healthful and refined exercise to many. 

In the recent book-carrying contest, Miss J. R. Donnelly easily distanced all competitors by 
carrying Webster's Dictionary, the Encylopedia Britannica, and half the Modern Reader's Bible 
from the Library to Room 313 in perfect form. 

Marion Hart, '09, holds the Senior championship in window opening. Few athletes show 
finer teclmic in handling the pole, and there is little doubt that she will win the interclass champion- 
ship. 

Those devoted to angling are disappointed in the sport this season. Many of the streams are 
dried up, even in that favorite haunt of sportsmen, the Lower Lockers. R. A. Harrington, '10, 
reports a catch of five thousand asterionella;, two sea-mice, and a shark, but the gamier species, 
such as cat and sunfish, are extremely scarce. 

The School of Household Economics held its annual potato race recently. It was won after 
a spirited contest by S. Hall, '09. Miss Howard, who was judging the race, says she has never 
seen a finer exhibition of skill in handling the spoon. 

The annual tennis tournament took place on Saturday, May 15. The class champions 
were Eloise Miles, '09, Marjorie Elmes, '10, Mary Dunbar, '11, and Ruth Syrnonds, '12, who 
won the final match. 



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By our special correspondent. Miss L. J. Randall. 

" Neat but not gaud} 7 ," battle cry of the Corporation. 
" Hang the expense," slogan of the Students. 

Post-Lenten festivities at Simmons indicate that the mad social whirl has resumed its sway. 
On April the sixteenth that wild revel of self-maintenance known as the Junior Dance took place 
at the homelike quarters of the Simmons Eating Club on Brookline Avenue. At the significant 
hour of seven-thirty the receiving line squared its shoulders and was all agog to greet a busy throng 
of the future revolutionizers of woman's economic status. All advanced and gave the countersign, 
not one forgetting the password. At eight o'clock the familiar words, " On with the dance," re- 
verberated through the thickly thronged hall, which was decorated siruply but effectively with 
atmospheric pressure, and here and there a single flower against a background of nothing. Furious 
waxed the fun. At the insignificant hour of ten, supper supplied all with a new lease of life and 
again indicated the shameful influence that the carnal still has over the spiritual mind. Twelve 
o'clock broke up the party very completely, and at fifty-nine seconds past the hour the last frightened 
participant slunk inconspicuously out the door. 

Simplicity, of course, was the kej'note of the occasion upon which many interesting variations 
were played. Let us describe a few of the harmonies which quite drowned out those of more 
subdued tone. 

One natty creation was of the fashionable dump-gray satin so much worn this season, artisti- 
cally draped so as to successfully obscure the age, sex, and color of the occupant, and conceal all 
clues as to whether she was going or coming. The " robe " was noticed by several friends of 
friends of relatives of Boston's most elusive society, and the wearer is being congratulated by 
some and condoled with by others. There is to be a faculty vote taken as to whether it is a com- 
pliment or an insult. Till then we should not care to commit ourselves. 

A number of simple, girlish gowns were of red cheese cloth, tastefully garnished with ripe 
tomatoes and lobster claws to match. These showed up admirably and were recommended by 
the Corporation as splendidly appropriate and inexpensive, since the remains were immediately 
confiscated for the club table, and for three weeks proved a welcome addition to the usual menu 
of baked-bean soup. 



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CHAPEL DAY 

Tune: " Honey Boy " 

You may cut your French and not regret it. 

You may loaf a day — but don't forget it, 

No Wednesday matinee for you and me. 

Try and see, you'll agree. 

For a note in ladylike handwriting 

Sends you next day to the office skiting. 

See the Dean, there's a scene; 

And you find you'll never cut again on chapel day. 



SIMMONS 

Tune: " I've been working on the Railroad 

We all are here in Boston town, 
Attending Simmons College. 

We testify to its just renown 

As a place for gaining knowledge. 

I'm a bustling household ec. girl, 

Apron clad and gay, 
Making apple-sauce and salad 

Just to pass the time away; 
Testing foods and planning menus, 

Making baskets wee; 
Drafting patterns for our dresses, — 

I work for my degree. 

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GRINDS 

I'm a careful secretary 

With little time for play. 
Rushing through the shorthand speed tests 

While the hour just flits away; 
Typewriting and making transcripts 

Till I can hardly see. 
Methodizing, adding columns, — 

I work for my degree. 

I'm a busy library student. 

Hustling all the day, 
Cataloguing dusty volumes 

Just to pass the time away; 
Doing hours of library practice. 

Learning the D. C. 
Hastening to the Public Library, — 

I work for my degree. 

I'm a scientific maiden 

In chemical array, 
Watching slow combustion progress 

Just to pass the time away; 
Sitting at the scales and weighing 

On stool or bended knee, 
Poring over germs and microbes, — 
I work for my degree. 



Tune: " Tammany " 

In the Hub's an institution 

That is young and new. 
Specialties has every college, — 

Simmons has one too. 

Chorus 

Chaperons, chaperons, 
Look about, you will find 
Chaperons of every kind. 
Chaperons, chaperons, 
If naught else, our college owns some chaperons. 



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GRINDS 

Smith may boast its crowd of gay girls. 

Grinds at Vassar groan; 
None but Simmons, though, is noted 

For the chaperon. 

Chorus 

Chaperons, chaperons, 
Look on this side, look on that ; 
Some are thin, and some are fat. 
Chaperons, chaperons. 
Aren't you glad our college owns some chaperons ? 



Tune: " The Noble Duke of York " 

They told her not to worry, 

Or to sit up late and cram, 
Or feel a sense of hurry 

In taking her exam. 
And so she didn't worry 

Or sit up late and cram, 
Or feel a sense of hurry — 

And she flunked in her exam. 



Tune: " Waiting " 

Umbrellas, bring umbrellas, 

Even if the sunshine you see; 
For there may come up a shower, 

And at class you must always be. 
Rubbers, bring your rubbers. 

Or the Dean may say to you. 
If others get their feet wet 

There is no excuse for you. 



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If you want a receipt for this latter-day paragon. 

Hire a Victor machine that is shrill; 

Pour in a dash of some vinegar — tarragon. 

Season with cayenne, about half a gill; 

The patience of Sherlock when tracking a criminal, 

Coolness of Raffles when robbing a till; 

The eyesight of Lowell perceiving a new canal, 

Wisdom of Fairfax instructing a pill; 

Invisible speed of a Wilbur Wright aeroplane, 

Ubiquitous knowledge of girls, whether fair or plain; 

Machiavelli — an adequate touch of him — 

Soupcon of Roosevelt, but not very much of him; 

Anthony Comstock forbidding a show, 

Ethical precepts of Ibsen and Co. 

Take of these elements all that is fusible, 

Melt them all down in a saucepan or crucible, 

Simmer an hour, and take off the top, 

And " The Friend of the College " comes out with a pop. 



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